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Starting a New Organization


Start a New Registered Student Organization

When and how can I start a new student organization?
You may start a new student organization during the Fall and/or Spring. To become officially recognized by the university, complete the 5-step application process below.


Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Registration opens July 6th - September 18th


RSO Checklist

5 Steps to Start an Organization

Q: What do I need to fully register my organization?

A: You will need the following:

1.       4 Officers (including a President & Treasurer) that meet the Student Activity Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate members must be registered for nine (9) credits each semester, be in good standing with the university and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.
  •  Graduate and professional students must be registered for six (6) credits in each semester, be in good standing with the university, and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.

2.       1 full time Faculty/Staff member to serve as your advisor throughout the academic year

3.       An updated constitution to serve as your guiding documents on how your RSO will function

4.       Complete the following orientations/trainings:

  •  Have the President & 1 additional officer attend RSO Orientation
  • Have the Treasurer attend Treasurer Training
  • Have your advisor complete Advisor Orientation & submit Advisor Agreement Form

5.       Register your officers, advisor and organization information on EagleLink.   


What happens after I register on EagleLink?

The Coordinator for Student Organization Development and/or the RSO Project Assistant will review your submission. You’ll receive notification within one (1) week following your submission that your group has been registered.

Following your registration, your organization will be able to access all benefits and privileges afforded to official FGCU student organizations!